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France Launches French Tech Ticket, A Startup Visa For Foreign Entrepreneurs

French Minister of State for the digital economy Axelle Lemaire announced last week a new entrepreneur visa package called the French Tech Ticket. With this package, foreign entrepreneurs could get a work visa, a $14,000-$28,000 grant (€12,500-€25,000) for each team member, free office space in an …

Roommate App Flatchat Gets $2.5M From CommonFloor, One Of India’s Largest Real Estate Portals

Looking for a roommate can be a soul-crushing experience, especially if you are new to a city or on a tight budget. Flatchat wants to make the process a little less tedious for renters in India. The mobile-based platform recently picked up $2.5 million in seed funding from CommonFloor, one of …

One Month, The Platform That Teaches You To Code (And More) In 30 Days, Picks Up $1.9M In Funding

One Month, the learning platform that promises a solid, enterprise-based education in one month or less, has today announced the close of an additional $1.9 million in seed funding, co-led by existing investor Idea Bulb Ventures and new investor Arena Ventures. Cornerstone On-Demand also …

Startups Serving The 99 Percent Will Be the Next Billion-Dollar Companies

Hans Tung Contributor<p>Hans Tung is a managing partner at GGV Capital.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Consumer internet startups go mainstream outside of Silicon Valley<br>• Beyond Amazon and Alibaba: what’s next for e-commerce?<p>Many fast-growing companies in Silicon Valley have one thing in common: they …

Read This Before Meeting VCs For Pre-Pitch “Advice”

Jonathan Friedman Contributor<p>Jonathan Friedman is a partner at LionBird Israel and blogs about the Venture Capital Point of View at VCPOV.com.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The Erosion Of “Same Round, Same Price”<br>• What To Do If Your Lead Investor Asks For ESOP<p>Startups often ask VCs for pre-pitch …

The importance of understanding the psychology of your market

<b>In marketing and sales, it is critical to know that customers always buy for their reasons, not yours. Therefore, it is important to know and</b> …

Billionaire tech investor Chris Sacca thinks everyone in Silicon Valley should read these 2 books

The current generation of entrepreneurs, investors, and programmers have a tendency to live in a bubble removed from the rest of the world, he tells "The 4-Hour Workweek" author Tim Ferriss in the latest episode of Ferriss' podcast.<p>They may be more highly educated than those who came before them, …

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